Debi Sparks

Residential Faculty - Dental Hygiene

Program Director :

Applied Sciences and Technology

Office: RDM-S Saguaro - Room: S 266

480-654-7266

Office Hours

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM10:00 AM - 12:00 PM10:00 AM - 12:00 PM10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 
    

Online

    By appointment

Office hours are also available by appointment.

Profile

With a BS in Dental Hygiene and an MA in Contemplative Education I incorporate mindfulness practices and emotional intelligence throughout a rigorous science-based curriculum.  These practices not only develop professional behaviors, they develop compassionate healthcare providers. 

Classes Taught

Fall 2021

DHE112 Oral Pathology 3 Credits
Identification, classification, etiology and treatment of lesions of the oral mucosa and atypical conditions of the oral cavity and supporting structures. Understanding of abnormal conditions to recognize the parameters of comprehensive dental hygiene care. Multimedia resources are used extensively for identification of oral lesions.
Prerequisites: Admission to the Dental Hygiene Program or permission of Instructor.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
21778
Red Mountain Campus
RDM P P108
In Person
Lecture
08/24/2021 - 12/17/2021
Tu
1:00 PM - 3:50 PM

Class Started

DHE120 Pre-Clinical Dental Hygiene 6 Credits
Introduction to the dental hygiene profession and the process of care. Infection control, patient assessment, preventive treatment and dental hygiene instrumentation are practiced. Students are introduced to self assessment skills and quality improvement.
Prerequisites: Admission to the Dental Hygiene Program or permission of Instructor.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
37770
Red Mountain Campus
In Person
Lecture/Lab
08/21/2021 - 12/17/2021
Mo
MoWe
1:00 PM - 3:50 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Closed

21780
Red Mountain Campus
In Person
Lecture/Lab
08/23/2021 - 12/17/2021
Mo
MoWe
1:00 PM - 3:50 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Closed

Degrees & Awards

I am a Registered Dental Hygienist, licensed in Arizona and California.  I hold a Bachelor's degree in Dental Hygiene from NAU and a Master's degree in Contemplative Education from Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado, and am a certified Mindfulness Meditation teacher. 

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